Artistic Metal Casting (Sant Andreu) - C.F. Grado superior

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The Artistic Metal Casting program lends students the professional qualifications and skills to produce and reproduce all sorts of artistic pieces that can be made with metal casting techniques, with a special emphasis on bronze as a material.

Upon completing these studies, graduates will be qualified to select the procedure, techniques and materials most appropriate for carrying out specific artistic cast metal and electroplating projects, use both traditional and innovative materials in artistic metal casting with competence, mounting, fettling, correcting imperfections and polishing pieces, and selecting and maintaining molds that are to be kept, among other things.

To be eligible for admission to Intermediate Vocational Training in Fine Arts and Design, prospective students must hold a secondary education diploma (junior high school, etc) or equivalent and accredit their aptitude for these studies by passing an admissions test specific to the field they wish to study.

Those who do not hold the equivalent of a secondary education diploma and are at least 17 years of age or will turn 17 during the calendar year in which the test is being taken can also be eligible for admission to Intermediate Vocational Training by passing an admissions test certifying the candidate has the sufficient knowledge and skills for entering such a program, as well as the necessary aptitudes referred to above.

Access requirements Intermediate Vocational Training in Fine Arts and Design

Access conditions and registration are issued by the Departament d'Ensenyament in each school and published in the DOGC

As interim guidance, are to jointly implement the two parts: a) i b)

a) Have any of the following qualifications:

Graduate in Compulsory Secondary Education University degree, or one of the degrees and other qualifications include:

technical worker or technical training to assist professional, technical higher or technical vocational training specialists two BUP courses, accreditation of passing the test of access to training cycles through sports education training or the common entrance examination to higher-level vocational training vocational training, accreditation of overcoming try total access to college for over 25 years of passing the test of public access to experimental modules.

b) To overcome the specific part of the entrance exam.

Notwithstanding paragraph foresees a), will allow access to specific training courses average without the requirements established by overcoming common and specific parts of the test to be regulated in the corresponding resolution.

To be able to present proof of access under this course will have completed 17 years of age in the year in which testing is done up (or meet them during the year in which the test is performed).

Certificate of Intermediate Vocational Training in Fine Arts and Design, Specialization in Artistic Metal Casting and Electroplating

Professional Group:
Sculptural Arts

Advanced Vocational Training


History of Culture and Art: Sculptural Arts

75 hours

Artistic Drawing

150 hours

Technical Drawing

75 hours


150 hours

Materials and Technology

30 hours

Materials Investigation Workshop

120 hours

Casting and Electroplating Workshop

750 hours

Molding and Casting Workshop

120 hours

Employment Skills, Labor Regulations and Job Orientation

50 hours

Internship at a company, studio or workshop

55 hours

Final Work

25 hours

Sant Andreu

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Specialists in artistic metal casting and electroplating may work as freelance artists or in association (to varying degrees) with a company or workshop. Activities may relate to:

  • Foundries

  • Electroplating

  • Reproduction or recreation of sculptural objects

  • Jewelry

  • Lost wax precision casting systems

  • Equipping parks and urban areas

  • Ornamental religious, sports and commemorative objects and the like

  • Commemorative monuments and other objects pertaining to the field of applied sculpture

  • Prototypes of volumetric elements for architecture and urban planning needs

  • Conservation and restoration of artistic heritage

Graduates of intermediate vocational training programs are eligible for admission to advanced level secondary education (optional courses are recognized, such that students need only take foundation and specialization courses).